WWW Wednesday: 22nd June 2016

It’s WWW Wednesday time.

The WWW Wednesdays meme is currently hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words and is a great way to do a weekly update on what you’ve been reading and what you have planned.

WWW Wednesday

To take part all you have to do is answer the following three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

Here’s this weeks WWW.

Currently Reading

Vanishing GirlsI started Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver a couple of days ago which is a YA mystery/thriller about two sisters. I’m around the halfway point at the moment and while I’m liking the writing I have to admit I’m not finding it as gripping as I hoped it would be.

I had previously read the author’s debut novel Before I Fall and after a slightly rocky start ended up absolutely loving it so I’m hoping that this will be the same. I am liking that it includes newspaper clips, photographs and diary entries but it’s jumping around in time which I’m finding a little confusing.

Recently Finished

Rebel of the Sands (Rebel of the Sands, #1)The first book finished last week was  Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton. I was reading this as part of a group read but it’d been one I’d been looking forward to for a while due mostly to the absolutely beautiful cover. It’s YA fantasy, set in the desert and follows a girl, Amani, who goes on the run to escape the life that’s been mapped out for her.

I really wanted to love this and based on the synopsis I should have but while I didn’t dislike it in anyway I found it just sort of OK. I liked the main characters but I thought the world was a little bit confusing. Too many different places (towns, countries), too many characters who were introduced only to disappear a few pages later and too much terminology. I suspect this is mostly a me thing.

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)The other book finished this week was The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin which I could possibly be one of the last people ever to read. It’s another YA book (I seem to be on a bit of a spree at the moment) about a girl Mara who wakes up in hospital with no idea how she got there. She was in an accident that killed her friends but remembers nothing about it.

I liked this book a lot. Hopefully I’ll get a review up soon but I loved how it kept you guessing throughout. I like a story where you’re not sure what’s real and what’s not. I also liked the main characters which always helps.

Reading Next

I think my reading next list will be pretty similar to last weeks as I still want to read The Girl with All The Gifts by M.R. Carey which I got from the library and Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick which is an ARC from NetGalley. I also managed to get my hands on Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Abertalli. It’s been on my desperately want to read list for a while.

The Girl with All the GiftsEvery Exquisite ThingSimon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Have you read any of the books above or have any other book you’d recommend? Leave comments and links below.

Happy Wednesday everyone.

22 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: 22nd June 2016

    • Yep. It’s YA fantasy so lots of magic and magical beasts. Sometimes I do struggle with fantasy if there’s a lot going on (I have a terrible memory for names etc) so it could just be me


  1. I think I’ve seen that opinion on Rebel of the Sands a few times which is why I haven’t been falling over myself to read it. My library has it though so I’m sure I’ll read it eventually.

    Simon vs is such a good book! 🙂 You have a treat in store! I should make time to read it again some day because it made me grin like a fool.

    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2016/06/22/www-wednesday-22nd-june-2016/

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    • Rebel of the Sands was a quick and easy enough read there just wasn’t much that stood out. Maybe my hopes were too high.

      I think Simon vs may have to be next. I’m in need of some happy at the moment 🙂

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    • I know what you mean, my TBR is completely out of control. There are soo many books I keep saying I’ll get round to but never seem to. However this never seems to stop me from buying more 🙂


  2. I’ve heard great things about all three of your future reads, I don’t think there’s any going wrong there. I hope Vanishing Girls picks up for you. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

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  3. Simon, Simon, Simon! I LOVED this book and it was one of my favorite 2015 reads (and all time favorites as well). I hope you will enjoy it! I wasn’t overwhelmed by Vanishing Girls either and the rest of the titles are on my TBR pile as well. 😉

    Happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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